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How do you share your programming books between work and home?   [Edit]

Survey period: 6 Feb 2006 to 12 Feb 2006

Trying to share resources between work and home can be a challenge. (suggested by Fabio Cavalcante)

OptionVotes% 
I keep my books at home and bring them to work when needed54551.90
I keep my books at work and bring them home when needed23622.48
My books have no fixed abode17116.29
I have 2 copies of my most used books242.29
Use an electronic alternative like Safari?747.05



 
GeneralBooks? How archaic! Pin
Marc Clifton8-Feb-06 6:12
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Jeremy Falcon8-Feb-06 17:09
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Shog99-Feb-06 10:54
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Jim Crafton10-Feb-06 3:38
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GeneralRe: Books? How archaic! Pin
Jerry Hammond12-Feb-06 13:14
MemberJerry Hammond12-Feb-06 13:14 
GeneralBooks are a bad sign Pin
Tad McClellan7-Feb-06 2:56
professionalTad McClellan7-Feb-06 2:56 
GeneralRe: Books are a bad sign Pin
PeterK_7-Feb-06 3:43
MemberPeterK_7-Feb-06 3:43 
Unfortunately, I am called upon to do PL/SQL, T-SQL, ASP.NET, web services, etc. all in a day. I am often asked to go above and beyond by doing DBA activities or attempt other new things. My value is not in the specific technical syntax knowledge, but in knowing what is possible and how to put things together to form an effective system. The books help me to quickly determine the proper syntax and APIs.

I don't hire people that can quote chapter and verse, but those that can communicate and can put together effective systems regardless of the specific technology. Use of books, which are often better than on-line documentation, shows that the candidate is willing to learn and stretch.

--Peter


Peter Kryszak
GeneralRe: Books are a bad sign Pin
gino_d_animal7-Feb-06 4:07
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GeneralMaybe, if the titles of those books all end with "in 21 days..." Pin
Shog97-Feb-06 6:25
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Gary Wheeler7-Feb-06 7:10
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Polymorpher7-Feb-06 8:35
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Tad McClellan7-Feb-06 11:11
professionalTad McClellan7-Feb-06 11:11 
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gino_d_animal7-Feb-06 11:21
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Ray Cassick7-Feb-06 11:55
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Chris Maunder8-Feb-06 5:39
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Jörgen Sigvardsson10-Feb-06 11:57
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jhwurmbach8-Feb-06 21:59
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Eugene Olsen7-Feb-06 22:34
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Graham Shanks9-Feb-06 1:44
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Kandjar9-Feb-06 8:11
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Bob Stanneveld9-Feb-06 23:31
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toxcct10-Feb-06 3:05
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GeneralWhose books? Pin
Paul Vickery7-Feb-06 1:28
professionalPaul Vickery7-Feb-06 1:28 
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Corinna John7-Feb-06 11:47
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GeneralAt home for the first time, after that at work Pin
Martin Richter [rMVP C++]6-Feb-06 23:33
MemberMartin Richter [rMVP C++]6-Feb-06 23:33 

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